Semi-Private and Private Rooms
BIDMC has both semi-private (two beds) and private rooms. In most cases, you will be assigned to a semi-private room unless you request otherwise.
Please note that many health insurance plans will not cover the extra cost
of a private room unless it is medically necessary or if no semi-private
rooms are available. There is no extra charge for private rooms in
Because of space constraints, we ask that you have no more than two visitors at a time in your room.
Your bed can be adjusted to your comfort by using the control panels on the
side rails. Handheld controls are also available. The control panels also
allow you to operate the TV, adjust the lighting in your room, and call
Bring Only Essential Items
Space in the rooms is limited, so you may want to have only essential
items, such as a robe, slippers, and toiletries. Hair dyers are not allowed.
Please keep wireless devices, when powered, at least three feet from
medical equipment to avoid any potential interference.
Your nurse will explain how you will get your meals
(taking into account any eating restrictions pertaining to your care).
In some cases, meals are brought to your room at certain times.
In other cases, you may choose when you wish to receive each meal and
order it yourself.
Either way, you will have a choice of a variety of menu items, depending on
the diet your doctor has prescribed. Special items, such as kosher foods,
can be provided on request.